Bob Myers expects Andrew Bogut (ankle) to be 100 percent before next season begins, but he admitted that he "doesn't know what kind of water that statement holds."
In other words, nobody really knows what's going to happen with Bogut's ankle in the offseason. The center admitted he could "hardly move" during Golden State's Game 6 loss to the Spurs, and he's had issues with the ankle ever since undergoing microfracture surgery. It's something that Bogut is likely going to have to deal with for the remainder of his career.
Rangers activated C A.J. Pierzynski from the 15-day disabled list.
Pierzynski went 1-for-6 with a strikeout in two rehab games with Double-A Frisco and didn't have any issues with his oblique. The 36-year-old backstop returns to a .263/.297/.411 batting line to go along with four home runs and 11 RBI in 26 games.
Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the vacant Nets head coaching vacancy, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
The report comes from legendary columnist Dave D'Alessandro, so we're inclined to take this one with some truth behind it. Skiles was reported to be on the Nets radar previously, but D'Alessandro elevates that to deeming Skiles the "frontrunner." After the way his tenure ended in Milwaukee, if Skiles is hired by Brooklyn, we'd expect there to be plenty of questions regarding how he will approach the team.
Appearing on an Orlando radio show, Stan Van Gundy confirmed that he will not coach next season.
Van Gundy has been linked to several different openings, but he's taken his name out of consideration. It is a family decision, according to Van Gundy. He'll wait for the right opportunity to present itself and will have plenty of teams drooling over him whenever he decides the time is right to re-enter the arena.
Patrick Roy is not yet the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and talk of a deal being done is "premature," according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
The Denver Post quoted Roy's brother, Stephane, early Monday morning as saying Patrick Roy would be named the Avs' next head coach. Stephane Matteau said the Avs and his brother were discussing the "final details" of a contract. Patrick Roy has been considered a frontrunner, but we'll wait until we see something a little more official before jumping to any conclusions.
Dolphins SS Reshad Jones will report to OTAs on Tuesday in exchange for contract extension talks "eventually."
Jones was a no-show at the facility on Monday, but OTAs don't start until Tuesday. He'll be in attendance after his agent and GM Jeff Ireland spoke "several times" late into Monday evening. Ireland reportedly promised "eventual" contract talks, but it's unclear what "eventual" means. If talks don't start prior to training camp, Jones loses any leverage he had. The 25-year-old has one year left on his rookie deal at $1.323 million.
Dwight Howard "voiced frustrations" with Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni at his exit meeting, sources told ESPN Los Angeles.
Dwightmare Part Deux has arrived. Sources told ESPN LA that Howard felt "marginalized" after D'Antoni looked to Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to lead the team rather than Howard, and Dwight was one of "several Lakers" to have an "extended separate meeting with the GM after his exit interview." Howard, currently on vacation, is expected to draw interest from the Rockets, Mavericks, Hawks and Cavs in free agency. It was always clear Howard was going to flirt with other teams in an effort to feel wanted before he signed his next contract, and that's exactly what he'll do. This is a long way from being decided.